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Language of Comedy

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Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Aug 2014
Leading comedians and writers share their insights into how people manipulate language to generate humour and what this reveals about society. 

Language of Comedy - Catchphrases

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Aug 2014
Fast Show's Charlie Higson discusses catchphrases using Steve Martin and the Fast Show's spoof of Downton Abbey as examples.

Language of Comedy - Cross cultural humour

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Aug 2014
German comedian Henning Wehn looks at how comedians play with cultural stereotypes as a source of humour. 

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Rundblick: Beginners' German

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Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 20 Aug 2014
This introductory unit will help you to learn the basics of the German language by taking a journey through German-speaking countries. You will...

Beginners' Chinese

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Beginners' Chinese
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 31 Mar 2014
This unit is a language unit that concentrates on Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication, but also provides some insights into Chinese...

Croeso: Beginners' Welsh

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit is taken from Croeso, a beginners’ language course that concentrates on Welsh as a tool for communication, but it also provides some...

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Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 22 Aug 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Certificate of Higher Education in Humanities

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Aug 2014
Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an enormous breadth of cultural literacy while training you to think and...